Proposal Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

2-11-2019 1:00 PM

End Date

2-11-201 2:00 PM

Location

Nesbitt 2204

Abstract

In recent years, the spread of far-right ideology has expanded across Europe. Spain, a country that was once considered “immune” to the grasp of far-right ideals, has seen a rise in far-right populist membership in recent years. The Vox Party, Spain’s major far-right populist regime has gained seats in regional and federal parliament, leading many to consider Spain a new frontier for the ideology. What are the conditions that spurred this change? How did Spain, which once held great immunity to this issue, finally succumb to wave of far-right populism that has been crashing into Europe for years? This research project will examine the key features that led to the rise of the Vox party, and analyze the shifts in Spanish society and culture that helped to create an environment for far-right populism to take hold.

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Nov 2nd, 1:00 PM Nov 2nd, 2:00 PM

“Make Spain Great Again” - The Rise of Far-Right Populism in España

Nesbitt 2204

In recent years, the spread of far-right ideology has expanded across Europe. Spain, a country that was once considered “immune” to the grasp of far-right ideals, has seen a rise in far-right populist membership in recent years. The Vox Party, Spain’s major far-right populist regime has gained seats in regional and federal parliament, leading many to consider Spain a new frontier for the ideology. What are the conditions that spurred this change? How did Spain, which once held great immunity to this issue, finally succumb to wave of far-right populism that has been crashing into Europe for years? This research project will examine the key features that led to the rise of the Vox party, and analyze the shifts in Spanish society and culture that helped to create an environment for far-right populism to take hold.